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4.4 out of 5 Excellent
1,311 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Pet Friendly
Air conditioning
Spa
Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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Explore the area

Popular LocationGeorge Washington University8 min walk
Popular LocationVietnam Veterans Memorial16 min walk
Popular LocationLincoln Memorial17 min walk
AirportWashington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National)14 min drive

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  • Premier Double Room, Balcony

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 33 sq m
    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 33 sq m
    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Room, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, River View

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 King Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Family Room (Connecting)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Double Beds
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Double Room, Balcony

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms (Diplomat)

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 3 King Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Diplomat)

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 King Beds
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  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 26 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Suite (Ambassador)

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 1 Bedroom

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 49 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom
  • Suite (Diplomat)

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Washington

Located on the waterfront, The Watergate Hotel is in Washington's Foggy Bottom neighbourhood, an area with great shopping. Vietnam Veterans Memorial and White House are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Tidal Basin and Georgetown Waterfront Park. Check out an event or a game at Capital One Arena, and consider making time for National Museum of Natural History, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests appreciate the hotel's convenience for public transportation: Foggy Bottom Station is 7 minutes on foot.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • George Washington University - 8 min walk
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial - 16 min walk
  • Lincoln Memorial - 17 min walk
  • Georgetown University - 9 min drive
  • White House - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Foggy Bottom Station - 7 min walk
  • Alexandria Station - 12 min drive
  • AirportWashington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Top of the Gate — 1 min walk
  • Whisky Bar — 1 min walk
  • Nottie Bianche - 4 min walk
  • Kingbird - 5 min walk
  • Dish - 5 min walk

About this property

The Watergate Hotel

Luxury Washington hotel in Foggy Bottom, walk to Kennedy Center
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a full-service spa and an indoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 3 bars/lounges, a fitness centre and a spa tub. All 336 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Comforts include premium bedding and down comforters, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and bathrobes.
The Watergate Hotel offers 336 forms of accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 47-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottles of water. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a steam room, a fitness centre and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Argentta Spa has 7 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking: USD 52.00 per day
  • Extended parking: USD 52 per night
  • Electric car charging station

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11 AM: USD 20-40 for adults and USD 12-33 for children
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Fitness centre
  • Free bike hire
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Private picnics
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (27000 square feet of space)

Outdoors

  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • 7 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 47-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 18 March 2020 to 1 October 2020 (dates subject to change).
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 200 per pet, per stay
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.34 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Fitness centre access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20 and USD 40 for adults, and USD 12 and USD 33 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 52.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 52 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 200 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 300 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Watergate Hotel Washington
Watergate Hotel
Watergate Washington
The Watergate Hotel Hotel
The Watergate Hotel Washington
The Watergate Hotel Hotel Washington

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Watergate Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Watergate Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Watergate Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does The Watergate Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is The Watergate Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 200 per pet, per stay.
How much is parking at The Watergate Hotel?
Valet parking is available for USD 52.00 per day. Extended parking is available for USD 52 per night.
What time is check-in at The Watergate Hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at The Watergate Hotel?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for USD 300 (subject to availability).
Where is The Watergate Hotel located?
Located in Foggy Bottom, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kennedy Center and Georgetown Waterfront Park. Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln Memorial are also within 1 mi (2 km). Foggy Bottom Station is 7 minutes by foot and Farragut West Station is 19 minutes.
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4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
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The suite doesn’t qualify anything that one suite room supposed to have. The room was really dirty, the chair and carpet has stains. The windows were very dirty and there was dust on the tables. breakfast was terribly bad and the bedroom is very small. Overall we paid over $1300 for two night but we were very disappointed by the room quality and cleanliness.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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NO COFFEE in the hotel except two pod of small expresso's in the room. The restaurant also did't have much of a dinner selection. Expedia price was ok but when we checked in I just happened to double ck the price and it was a lot less. Could have just walked up and got a much less expensive room. Overall the hotel was nice just not fully running yet. Oh and the shower didn't have enough glass so water went everywhere and had to use all the towels to clean up the water all over the floor.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
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Very good stay good location nice staff clean and comfortable
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
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Yes covid is in full effect so my wife and I decided to stay local for our wedding night. Got a supposed premiere room for close to $500 but there's nothing special about it. A balcony? The 12th floor? I contacted the hotel ahead of time to let them know that we were getting married and staying there and requested to have something in the room. Maybe some wine, a card, anything. Get here and nothing. Not even water. No convenience store, no room service, nada. Went to the rooftop and spent over $100 for three appetizers and two drinks. $52 for valet is nuts but expected. Just a very very disappointing experience for this kind of money. I will never recommend anyone stay here. Paid extra for the "breakfast" during covid with no real kitchen service. Four boiled eggs, small OJ, coffee, fat free milk, cheese plate, toast and various breads, yogurt, and fruit, of course there were NO utensils in the bags. How are we supposed to eat the fruit and yogurt or spread the butter on the toast exactly? No one picks up any phones. So if you need fresh towels or anything else you are stuck or need to go to the desk. Terrible terrible terrible!!!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
No cover in the bed and difficult to have it! We asked for it at night because we are cold. We got finally one ! But no really nice !
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

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